CMS Two Member

Chad Hoopes


Chad Hoopes Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

"[A] sense of lyricism, gripping dramatic flow and intellectual depth all came together in a bravura performance" - Washington Post

Acclaimed by critics worldwide for his exceptional talent and magnificent tone, American violinist Chad Hoopes has appeared with numerous ensembles throughout the world since he won the first prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. Recent highlights include his debuts with Orchestre de Paris, Philadelphia Orchestra at Bravo Vail, National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap, and Konzerthausorchester Berlin. In 2016 he made his London debut at Royal Festival Hall with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and conductor Kristjan Järvi performing Michael Daugherty’s violin concerto Fire and Blood. In the same season he became Munich Symphony Orchestra’s first artist-in-residence, a position created specifically for him. Among the current season’s highlights are performances with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Queensland Symphony Orchestra as well as recitals at the Ravinia Festival and Lincoln Center. He has performed with leading orchestras such as the San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Houston symphonies. He received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in March 2017 and the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2013. His debut recording with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Järvi was released in 2014 on the French label Naïve and enthusiastically received by both press and public. Mr. Hoopes attended the Cleveland Institute of Music under David Cerone and Joel Smirnoff, and the Kronberg Academy under the tutelage of Ana Chumachenco. In 2014 he became a member of the CMS Two Program. He plays the 1991 Samuel Zygmuntowicz; ex Isaac Stern violin.